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Old November 9 2009, 03:54 AM   #4
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Re: Conan Doyle's "The Lost World": still lacking a faithful adaptatio

I liked the two 1992 films (The Lost World and Return to the Lost World) with John Rhys-Davies as Challenger and David Warner as Summerlee.

I don't think a faithful adaptation is as important as a good adaptation. If you want the original, read the book. It's called an adaptation for a reason. To adapt something is to change it to fit new needs or circumstances. It's not the goal of a movie based on a book to slavishly copy the book, but to use the book as a starting point for creating a good movie.
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